Currently working as a web project manager at WebpageFX, Gina Menario enables clients to grow their businesses through online marketing. On a daily basis, she collaborates with clients to create specs for website designs, review existing websites, and plan site edits and improvements. As part of the leadership team, she also takes part in internal initiatives and process improvement strategies. She admitted that the hardest part of her job is keeping up with industry trends. “It is almost a fulltime job itself! Technology and the web are always changing,” she said.
While at Messiah, Gina earned her degree in communication (PR concentration) with a minor in sports management. Through an internship at JDRF fundraising, she worked to prepare for the company’s annual gala. This experience helped her develop professional skills, which have contributed to her success at WebpageFX. Her classroom learning has come in handy as well. “People tend to say that they don’t use anything they learned in college in their day to day jobs,” Gina says. “I feel like I am the complete opposite. From Comm Theory to Business Writing, I use what I learned all the time.”
At Messiah, Gina served as the rec sports manager and participated in Eyas and the Homecoming Committee. She advises current COMMunity students, “Learn the web! Whether it is a technology (WordPress) or just staying up to date on marketing trends…it is going to be helpful in landing you a job.”
-Emily Carter '16